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Old 01-25-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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Grease fire and water...WOW!


This was on Mythbusters. 64 ounces of oil, heated to over 600 degrees when it catches fire, then they dropped 8 ounces of water in it....spectacular, and scary.

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:27 PM   #2
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When I went to fire fighting school we watched (up close) a demo of dumping a cup of water into a oil fire. It left an impression.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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The main reason those turkey deep-fryers they sell every November are SOOOO dangerous!!!!
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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don't you put out a grease fire with salt or baking soda?
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #5
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don't you put out a grease fire with salt or baking soda?
or put the lid on the pan and smother it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:15 PM   #6
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That very Mythbusters was on last night. It was certainly food for thought!
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:52 PM   #7
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don't you put out a grease fire with salt or baking soda?
Baking soda is best. Dave's mention of a pot lid is valid too. When I teach the babysitting course I emphasize NOT to toss water on a grease fire, I'd love to show that Mythbusters episode the next time. (note to self)
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:45 AM   #8
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Alton Brown also demo'd the danger in his Thanksgiving Deep Fried Turkey episode. It was awesome!
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:20 AM   #9
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I found a lil pet snack jar in the shape of a fire hydrant and I put baking soda in it and it sits near the stove. where i can grab the whole thing or just a hand full. I had to use it once when i forgot to shut the burner off before dumping french fries in the oil and they splattered all over and started a fire. had it out just as quick as it started. I learn when just starting to cook allway shut the heat off when pouring alchol and adding the food to your hot oil. once added and done spitting and sputtering turn the heat back on.
Fire started due to being in a hurry, "Haste Makes Waste"
the other thing to remember put your fire extinguisher or container of baking soda near cooking area not on or above the stove, as if there is a fire you have to be able to get to the items not reach through the fire for it.
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